The Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology promotes education and human development across the life span by providing graduate training in direct provision of counseling and psychological services, research, and teaching. It also provides undergraduate programs to prepare students to work in a counseling-related field.
The department offers the following degrees:
- Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology – accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) following the ‘scientist-practitioner model.’
- A post-doctoral masters degree program in Clinical Psychopharmacology – Offered by the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology and the Department of Special Education at New Mexico State University in collaboration with the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.
- Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in School Psychology – accredited by the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) following the ‘scientist-practitioner model.’
- Masters of Arts Degree (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – accredited by the Council for Accrediting of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This Program trains professional counselors to work in mental health and school settings.
- Undergraduate Minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology – The CEP Minor is for students preparing to enter one of the helping professions such as psychology, education, social work, criminal justice, nursing, and family and consumer sciences. It provides a strong foundation for those students who want to enhance their human relations skills in order to be more successful in their work and relationships.
- Bachelor of Science in Counseling & Community Psychology – Prepares students to work at the bachelor’s level with a focus on: case management, interpersonal skills, understanding human behavior, multicultural awareness, awareness of mental health issues and preparation for licensure as a substance abuse counselor. It would also prepare students for graduate school in order to become practitioners in the field of psychology, mental health counseling or a related field.